Lebanon is the most angry nation in the world. According to data released by Gallup in early August, almost half of respondents (49%) said they regularly experience anger. Residents named the 2020 Beirut port explosion the covid-19 pandemic and an economic crisis as causes of their anger. The growing frustration in Lebanon is mainly directed against the government and could very soon lead to a dramatic transformation of the country.
It is a development Trumpet looked closely. In 2020, just after the explosion in Beirut, Trumpet editor Gerald Flurry wrote: “Following the explosion, the streets of the capital are burning with anger against Hezbollah and the Lebanese government. France and Europe are watching and seem ready to help the people get rid of Iranian influence.
Lebanon is closely aligned with Iran and its terrorist organization, Hezbollah. But this alliance does not work for the average resident in Lebanon. Iran is considered the leader of the Shia Muslims in the region, while Saudi Arabia represents the Sunnis. Although Lebanon is currently more allied with Iran than Saudi Arabia, Lebanese Muslims are almost evenly split between Sunni and Shia. Additionally, about a third of its population is Christian and most of it Catholic. “Lebanon’s religious mix makes it particularly unstable in the turbulent Middle East,” we wrote in a 2021 article, titled “Civil war simmers in Lebanon.”
The recent survey shows that the reaction to the 2020 outburst was not a temporary outburst of rage. It confirms what Mr Flurry predicted when he wrote that the anger resulting from the explosion in Beirut could ‘trigger sweeping political change within the nation’. He also explained why we need to watch this development closely:
Since a long time Trumpet readers, the significance of this moment is clear. We have been writing about this transformation in Lebanon for years, based on powerful Bible prophecy. I believe that what happens next in Lebanon will not only validate the Trumpet, but more importantly, the Word of God, on which we base our news forecasts. Events in Lebanon Prove the Bible Is Accurate!
Daniel 11:40-45 and Psalm 83 are end-time prophecies that guided the Trumpet’s prediction on the future of Lebanon. According to these prophecies, Lebanon will switch from its alliance with Iran to an alliance with Europe and Saudi Arabia. The anger now mounting in Lebanon is a sign that its people are upset with the status quo and that Bible prophecy is about to be fulfilled.
Psalm 83 prophesies that Lebanon’s wrath will soon manifest itself by joining in a conspiracy against Israel. Verses 5-8 of this chapter read: “For they have come together with one accord: they have joined together against you: the tabernacles of Edom and the Ishmaelites; of Moab and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also joined them: they helped Lot’s children. Selah.
Our article “A Mysterious Prophecy” explains that Gebal and the inhabitants of Tire refer to modern Lebanon, and Ashur, or Assyria, is modern Germany. This prophecy shows that while Lebanon will break its alliance with Iran and ally itself with modern Germany, its anger will continue and lead to a violent plot against the Jewish people. Incidentally, Lebanon’s hatred for the Jewish nation was also on display this week when a young Lebanese chess player refused to compete against an Israeli rival in an international tournament.
Lebanon is divided and frustrated. And the Bible reveals where his anger will lead. As Mr. Flurry explained, the dramatic change to come in Lebanon could be preceded by a bloody civil war that will be followed by even more gruesome prophecies. But as he also noted, we must remember that these events are meant to lead to the return of Jesus Christ, which will turn not only Lebanon’s frustration but the whole world’s into joy.
To understand this important turn of events to come, read “Why We Told You to Watch Lebanon.”